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Acer buergerianum - Trident Maple
Acer buergerianum - Trident Maple

The Trident Maple is highly variable in form, leaf shape, and fall color. In general, it has a rounded to spreading form, and may be multi-stemmed or low branching. It makes a fine patio tree, a good lawn tree, and can even be used successfully in large planters.

Acer campestre - Hedge Maple
Acer campestre - Hedge Maple

The Hedge Maple is an excellent street tree or small lawn specimen. A tidy, attractive, deciduous tree, the Hedge Maple's small, dark-green leaves are only 2-4in. long, with three to five rounded lobes. The leaves turn a clear yellow in late fall.

Acer circinatum - Vine Maple
Acer circinatum - Vine Maple

From a small tree to a large shrub, the Vine Maple has elegant form and texture. Airy and delicate, often multi-stemmed, this native is as beautiful as any imported species. 

Acer freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' - Autumn Blaze Maple
Acer freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' - Autumn Blaze Maple

Autumn Blaze Maple is a seedless hybrid of red and silver maples, so it won't be producing seedlings all over the place. The cross gives it the sturdiness of a silver maple along with the beauty (especially the excellent fall colors) of the red maple. 

Acer glabrum var. douglasii - Douglas Maple
Acer glabrum var. douglasii - Douglas Maple

A charming native, similar to and often found with Vine Maple, the Douglas Maple also has brilliant fall color. Twigs and buds are red in the winter, adding to its year-round beauty. Use it to lighten and brighten a conifer planting, in a mixed border, or as an attractive specimen. 

Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple
Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple

Exquisite, three-part leaves and beautiful bark distinguish this choice species. Paperbark Maple can be grown in a large planter, as a specimen near a patio, or widely spaced with other exquisite maples. You'll want to put this tree where it can be seen, touched, and admired.

Acer henryi - Henry's Maple
Acer henryi - Henry's Maple

A lovely small maple with trifoliate leaves and spreading branches, this is one of our favorite trees. It is lovely in front of an evergreen background, in a lawn, used as a specimen or sheltering a low, mixed planting of shade-lovers.

Acer macrophyllum - Big Leaf Maple
Acer macrophyllum - Big Leaf Maple

This large native maple is handsome all year, and a good tree for wildlife. It can easily dominate the area where its planted. The Big-leaf Maple goes well with Alders, Ninebark, and Douglas Spirea along a waterway.

Acer palmatum - Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum - Japanese Maple

Airy form, red growth in spring, summer green, and scarlet fall foliage, the classic Japanese Maple provides all-year interest. Given adequate drainage and consistent water, Japanese Maples are glorious in large planters, by a pool or patio, or on a deck.

Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore Maple
Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore Maple

A glorious, fast-growing, large tree, the Sycamore Maple is often seen as a magnificent specimen.  Sometimes reaching 100ft, it more commonly stops at 40- 60ft with nearly equal spread. Useful where there is room for its eventual size.

Acer rubrum 'Armstrong' - Armstrong Maple
Acer rubrum 'Armstrong' - Armstrong Maple

'Armstrong' Maple is a gorgeous, fast-growing, upright and narrow tree that reaches up to 60 feet tall. This tree is a great choice for a street, shade, or specimen tree. 

Acer rubrum var. Franks Red - Franks Red Sunset Maple
Acer rubrum var. Franks Red - Franks Red Sunset Maple

Frank's Red Sunset Maple is a highly prized and reliable cultivar, developed by J. Frank Schmidt, Jr. It's upright branching, and rounded pyramidal shape make it a wonderful choice for almost any landscaping project.

Acer rubrum var. October Glory - October Glory Red Maple
Acer rubrum var. October Glory - October Glory Red Maple

The October Glory Red Maple is an excellent, fast-growing, low-maintenance choice as a shade or street tree, with outstanding fall color. 

Acer rubrum var. Red Sunset - Red Sunset Maple
Acer rubrum var. Red Sunset - Red Sunset Maple

Red Sunset Maple has superb fall color and a robust rounded crown, making it a wonderful yard and street tree. 

Acer rubrum var. Sun Valley - Sun Valley Maple
Acer rubrum var. Sun Valley - Sun Valley Maple

Unsurpassed in its vivid red autumn color, Sun Valley Maple has a symmetrical, ovate crown and is easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. 

Acer saccharum ssp. grandidentatum - Bigtooth Maple
Acer saccharum ssp. grandidentatum - Bigtooth Maple

The Bigtooth Sugar Maple has good color and is an appropriate size for smaller yards. This tree is useful to wildlife for food and cover, and is good for use under power lines due to its limited height. It naturally develops a good form, is pleasing as a specimen.

Acer triflorum - Three-flower Maple
Acer triflorum - Three-flower Maple

With its beautiful leaves and curly bark (delightful when tufts of snow are caught in it) the Three-flower Maple is a really choice specimen. Three-part leaves are exquisite, papery in texture, medium green in summer, and have spectacular fall color. Give this outstanding tree a prominent place in your landscape. Fascinating!

Acer truncatum - Shantung Maple
Acer truncatum - Shantung Maple

A favorite of our customers, this is a delightful maple. It always has a fresh appearance, and is always interesting as new growth adds color to the clean green older leaves. Shantung Maple is a very good tree for the yard or under power lines. We have one in the midst of a heather bed, a congenial combination.

Aesculus carnea x Briotii - Brioti Red Flowering Chestnut
Aesculus carnea x Briotii - Brioti Red Flowering Chestnut

Spectacular in bloom, the Brioti Red Flowering Chestnutis a handsome tree year round. It is too large and imposing for small yards, but it's a strong specimen where its size and scale are appropriate. It is one of the more beautiful trees when used as a specimen or planted in widely spaced groves in large parks or fields.

Alnus rhombifolia - White Alder
Alnus rhombifolia - White Alder

A good choice for bird-lovers, this is an important riparian plant. Not a tree for the small yard, it is important along streams and in wetlands. If you have a spot for it, you can expect to enjoy the wildlife attracted to it: birds use alders for cover and nesting, eating the seeds, buds, and the insects they find there. 

Alnus Sinuata - Sitka Alder
Alnus Sinuata - Sitka Alder

Often found in avalanche chutes, this is perhaps the prettiest of the small native alders. Use the Sitka Alder for its beauty, erosion control, bird habitat and stream enhancement.

Amelanchier alnifolia - Western Serviceberry
Amelanchier alnifolia - Western Serviceberry

Western Serviceberry, also known as Saskatoon, is a delightful native shrub cultivated for its racemes of adorable, 5-petaled, star-shaped, white-pink flowers, and its fine autumn color and fruit.

Betula nigra 'Heritage' - Heritage® River Birch Addme
Betula nigra 'Heritage' - Heritage® River Birch Addme

A North American native, ‘Heritage’ river birch can grow 50 to 80 feet tall but is often seen at 40 to 50 feet. Grow in moist, well-drained soil with access to water during hottest times of the year. 

Betula nigra 'Little King' - Little King Dwarf River Birch
Betula nigra 'Little King' - Little King Dwarf River Birch

Gorgeous peeling bark ranging in shades from white to tan to orange to reddish brown make this one of our most striking trees.  Its quick growth, pest and disease resistance, and eye-catching form make it one of our favorite trees. You will be very happy with this tree's classy performance. 

Betula occidentalis - Water Birch, Mountain Birch
Betula occidentalis - Water Birch, Mountain Birch

Cherry-red bark distinguishes this native shrubby birch, with its red and yellow fall color. Tiny dark green leaves are 1-2in long and nearly as wide, turning a good yellow in the fall, often with amber or red tones. Its quite manageable character make the Water Birch a fine choice for the garden.

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii - White Himalayan Birch
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii - White Himalayan Birch

This striking birch is medium-sized, growing 30-50ft in a pyramidal form. The stark white "paper" bark on the trunk curls and flakes off attractively with age. While it will take full sun, it prefers light to part shade, especially in the afternoons, and, like most birches, it does best in moist, well-drained soil.

Carbon Sequestration Credit
Carbon Sequestration Credit

Want to contribute to the sequestration of carbon? Purchase one (or many more!) of our carbon sequestration credits to provide your support! Every time you purchase a credit, 99 cents is donated towards the planting of a tree in any one of our multiple local riparian restoration jobs.

 

 

Carpinus betulus - European Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus - European Hornbeam

The European Hornbeam is a very dependable and beautiful tree. It can withstand the rigors of the street, grace a park, be sheared into an elegant hedge or screen, and will even do well in a large planter box. 

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' - Upright European Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' - Upright European Hornbeam

One of the most commonly sold cultivars, this tree is a widely loved choice for a variety of Landscaping needs. Lacking a central leader, it fans out into a very densley foliated, columnar shaped three, which makes it ideal for use as a hedge, screen, or windbreak.

Carpinus coreana - Korean Hornbeam
Carpinus coreana - Korean Hornbeam

The Korean Hornbeam is a small, handsome, slow-growing tree with an upright-spreading shape. Due to its tight growth form and small leaves, it looks lovely in a small garden as an ornamental specimen due to its tidy form and its interesting hop-like seed heads which appear in mid-summer.

Carpinus japonica - Japanese Hornbeam
Carpinus japonica - Japanese Hornbeam

Scaly bark and lovely leaves as well as useful size commend this species. Hardier than it appears, it grows well in moderately fertile, well-drained soil, but tolerates a range of soil types.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum - Katsura Tree, Gingerbread Tree
Cercidiphyllum japonicum - Katsura Tree, Gingerbread Tree

One of our favorite trees! The deciduous foliage is always fresh looking, with blue tones and tints of red throughout the growing season. Beautiful spring growth is purple-bronze; in fall, expect clear yellow with orange and red tones. 

Cercis canadensis - Redbud
Cercis canadensis - Redbud

This spreading, often multi-stemmed deciduous woodland tree is moderately fast-growing to about 20 to 30ft with as much width. Small rosy-pink to magenta flowers crowd the bare branches before the leaves appear.

Cercis occidentalis - Western Redbud
Cercis occidentalis - Western Redbud

Like its eastern cousin, Cercis canadensis, but not quite so hardy, this spreading, often multi-stemmed woodland tree grows moderately to about 20-30ft high, with similar width. With several trunks usually rising from the base, this is a picturesque native with all-year interest.

Chionanthus virginicus - Fringe Tree
Chionanthus virginicus - Fringe Tree

This delightful deciduous tree/shrub is a welcome addition to landscaping possibilities. The Fringe Tree is often multi-stemmed, lends itself to naturalizing, and blooms just when fresh blossoms are needed after most other spring flowers have faded. 

Compost
Compost

Our Compost grows outrageous plants, be it vegetables in containers, raised beds or in the ground, Trees, or any planting needs! You will not be dissappointed. Bulk quantities, available for local pickup, or delivery with 10 yard minimum.

Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood

This stunning species is the Missouri State Tree, and is among the contenders for the most beautiful of native American flowering trees. Place this gorgeous tree where it can be enjoyed by many!

Cornus kousa v. chinensis - Chinese Dogwood
Cornus kousa v. chinensis - Chinese Dogwood

Upright when young, the Chinese Dogwood becomes broad and spreading with age. Blooming a little later than the more familiar Eastern Dogwood, its blossoms are abundant and lovely. We think this is a most desirable plant, useful in many settings.

Cornus officinalis - Japanese Cornel Dogwood
Cornus officinalis - Japanese Cornel Dogwood

A good wildlife tree/shrub, Cornel Cherry blooms about February, a bright and cheerful reminder that spring will come. Late summer fruit is welcomed by birds and other wildlife. Low branching, it bcomes wider than tall. Bark is a treat, peeling plates reveal brown, gray, even orange tones.

Cornus stolonifera (C. sericea) - Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus stolonifera (C. sericea) - Red Osier Dogwood

In the wild, these beautiful, fast-growing North American natives thrive in wetlands by spreading via underground stolons and creating dense thickets. Their dark-red branches provide a stunning aesthetic contrast with snowy landscapes in wintertime.

Corylopsis spicata - Spike Winterhazel
Corylopsis spicata - Spike Winterhazel

This is an extraordinarily lovely, early spring blooming plant. While best known for its wonderful floral display, its open, crooked branching structure is attractive, as is the foliage. This is an effective border plant, or along a drive where its cheerful, even spectacular, blossoms can be enjoyed. Try against an evergreen background to show off its early bloom.

Corylus cornuta - Beaked Hazel
Corylus cornuta - Beaked Hazel

Beaked hazelnut is a rounded, open and graceful shrub, native across much of the United States and Canada. This species yields pairs of the popular edible hazelnuts, bringing joy and flavor to humans and animals alike! 

Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus' - Royal Purple Smoketree
Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus' - Royal Purple Smoketree

Urn-shaped, Royal Purple grows from eight to ten feet tall, but many gardeners cut it back often for the fresh new growth. It is noted for its dark purple leaves and loose clusters of flowers, clothed with fuzzy purple hairs--smoke puffs. A good hardy plant, it's easy to grow.

Cotinus obovatus - American Smoketree, Chittamwood
Cotinus obovatus - American Smoketree, Chittamwood

Visitors say, "What's that!' when they see Chittamwood in its fall color. Large leaves and strong structure combine to create a dramatic effect. Handsome as a sturdy tree, it is also possible to prune hard each year to force new growth.

Crataegus douglasii - Douglas Hawthorn
Crataegus douglasii - Douglas Hawthorn

Sometimes a thicket-forming shrub, in its tree form, Douglas Hawthorn can grow to thirty feet. Its stout branches develop into a compact, rounded crown. Leaves are sharply toothed, but unlike the invasive species that have escaped from cultivation, these are only slightly lobed. The fruit is crab-apple size, very dark red or purplish, looks black.

Davidia involucrata - Dove Tree
Davidia involucrata - Dove Tree

These trees are an excellent choice for an ornamental tree. In late May, long, elegant, white flower-like bracts dangle from the branches when in full bloom, fluttering and dancing in the breeze like white doves, or pinched handkerchiefs (hence, the English common name, Dove Tree).

Epimedium x versicolor Sulphureum - Sulphureum Barrenwort
Epimedium x versicolor Sulphureum - Sulphureum Barrenwort

Good foliage, and delicate flowers of soft sulphur color add to the pleasure of growing this Epimedium.

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech
Fagus sylvatica - European Beech

Beeches take time to develop, but their beauty at maturity is well-worth waiting for. They are good-looking as small trees, but in time, their wide-spreading form is spectacular. 

Ficus carica - Common Fig
Ficus carica - Common Fig

The common Fig is an important plant in human history, and has been in cultivation for 5,000 years! Their large luscious leaves and delectable, nutrient-packed fruits make this plant a top choice here at Plant Oregon. 

 

Fothergilla gardenii Blue Mist - Blue Mist Fothergilla
Fothergilla gardenii Blue Mist - Blue Mist Fothergilla

These delightful shrubs have fragrant snow-white flowers in spring, a cooling, soothing blue hue in their leaves during summer, and a vibrant display of reds and oranges during fall. A great choice for hedges and borders.  

 

Ginkgo biloba - Ginkgo Tree
Ginkgo biloba - Ginkgo Tree

This venerable species is well known and loved around the world for its unique foliage and picturesque habit. Ginkgo adapt well to the urban environment by tolerating pollution and confined soil areas, which makes them an excellent choice for urban and shade trees.

Gymnocladus dioicus - Kentucky Coffee Tree
Gymnocladus dioicus - Kentucky Coffee Tree

Hardy and adaptable, this is a large tree with bold character. It has handsome, distinctive bark and large, compound leaves- blue-toned in summer, tinged with pink and purple colors in spring, and yellow in autumn. Use this in a large setting, nice where it can be seen against the sky.

Heptacodium miconioides - Seven-son Flower, Seven Son Tree.
Heptacodium miconioides - Seven-son Flower, Seven Son Tree.

This plant is desirable for many reasons; the bark exfoliates; the flowers bloom from August to October, there are purple fruits followed by bright calyces- like a second bloom. It will brighten a shrub border, is attractive grouped, can be an accent. 

Holodiscus discolor - Ocean Spray
Holodiscus discolor - Ocean Spray

Sometimes called Arrow-wood for its strong, straight, young branches, or Cream Bush for its foamy clusters of flowers and seeds, this is one of our choice natives. It blooms in summer, from June to August. Use this massed on a hillside, as a specimen in a drier location, or along a water course.

Koelreuteria paniculata - Goldenrain Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata - Goldenrain Tree

Golden Rain Tree is a distinctive small tree, seldom even thirty feet tall. Summer bloom, from late July into September, comes when gardens can use perking up. Good choice for a small yard, or to brighten a just-beyond-the-reach-of-the-hose spot.

Larix occidentalis - Western Larch, Tamarack
Larix occidentalis - Western Larch, Tamarack

Discovered by Lewis and Clark in 1806, this native is still somewhat rare in the nursery industry. The grass-green needles turn a bright gold in autumn before dropping to reveal the branch structure and cones. This is a good additon to a mixed conifer planting, providing seasonal interest.

Liquidambar stryaciflua - Sweetgum, Redgum
Liquidambar stryaciflua - Sweetgum, Redgum

Low-sweeping branches, ridged, corky bark, and glossy leaves are features of this popular tree. Use them in a row down a drive, or as a backgrounded accent amidst heathers, or to anchor the corner of a yard.

Malus fusca - Western Crabapple
Malus fusca - Western Crabapple

Crabapples are excellent wildlife plants: butterflies feed on the nectar; the leaves are food for their larvae. Pheasants, sapsuckers, woodpeckers, jays, robins, and more eat the fruits. Hummingbirds use the nectar.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood

'From the dawn of time'- that's what the name 'Dawn Redwood' refers to. Fossils of this genus have confirmed that it's been growing for a hundred million years or more!! Dawns are beautiful landscape choices, with feathery and light foliage, buttressed trunks, and rapid growth. All but the smallest yards should include Dawn Redwoods.

Nyssa sylvatica - Sour Gum, Tupelo Tree
Nyssa sylvatica - Sour Gum, Tupelo Tree

Nyssa is a useful and highly decorative tree, well suited to planting near lawns or other sites where it will receive plenty of water. Fresh looking through the summer and in fall, brilliant red, orange and yellow foliage is spectacular. Many birds eat the pulp of the large-pitted fruit, including wood ducks, robins, and some woodpeckers.

Oemleria cerasiformis - Indian Plum, Oso Berry
Oemleria cerasiformis - Indian Plum, Oso Berry

One of the earliest natives to leaf out and bloom each spring, Oso-berry is charming with its white flower clusters hanging from the tips of branches. Delightful among the still dormant maples and alders of its riparian haunts. Allowed to grow into a thicket, Indian Plum provides cover and nesting sites. A valuable restoration plant when used along stream banks or in a woodland.

Parrotia persica - Persian Parrotia
Parrotia persica - Persian Parrotia

One of our best-loved trees, Parrotia is a wonderful addition to a landscape. I love to see it featured, perhaps on a gentle mound, so that its low-sweeping branches, fabulous foliage from spring to fall, and intriguing form can be displayed in all their glory. 

Philadelphus lewisii - Mock Orange
Philadelphus lewisii - Mock Orange

Often recommended for erosion control, most folks plant this beauty for its fragrant June-July blossoms. Seed are eaten by many birds including grosbeaks, juncos, thrushes, bluebirds, flickers, quail, and the chickadee-finch group. It's a good nectar plant for several butterflies, too.

Physocarpus capitatus - Pacific Ninebark
Physocarpus capitatus - Pacific Ninebark

A tall, multi-stemmed shrub with attractive shredding bark. It can be trained as a small tree, but is pleasing as a large, informal shrub. Fast-growing, it can create a screen, hold a bank, or add interest to a mixed border.

Pistacia chinensis - Chinese Pistache
Pistacia chinensis - Chinese Pistache

This one is worth planting for its vivid fall color display, but has other desirable attributes as well. Pinnate leaves of ten to twelve leaflets are dark green, aromatic when crushed. This is a good street tree, and forms a canopy for shade-loving plants.

Quercus bicolor - Swamp White Oak
Quercus bicolor - Swamp White Oak

This is a really great tree. I probably say this because it is so much like the native oaks of this area, except much faster and easier to grow! Good form, broad and rounded, and gray-brown bark flaking in plates, as well as its very good fall color, are reasons to include this in you landscape considerations.

Quercus garryana - Oregon White Oak
Quercus garryana - Oregon White Oak

This majestic native tree is best seen in the parklike expanses of the Willamette Valley where their handsome branching structure and noble form are outstanding. If you have an Oregon White Oak on your land, cherish and protect it! Use it where it will have excellent drainage, doesn't get too wet. This is a tree for many generations.

Quercus imbricaria - Shingle Oak
Quercus imbricaria - Shingle Oak

A stoic gum ball shaped crown and rich, lustrous summer foliage make this tree an attractive addition to the landscape. Great use for shade, hedging and barriers.

Quercus lobata - Valley Oak
Quercus lobata - Valley Oak

The largest of North American oaks and endemic to the hot interior valleys of California, this gorgeous oak species boasts a majestic, picturesque form in its spreading rounded crown, twisted branches, and deeply lobed leaves. 

 

Quercus phellos - Willow Oak
Quercus phellos - Willow Oak

Adaptable, lovely and fine-textured, and fast-growing. Willow Oak is a great tree. Its fall color is bright, comes on after many other trees have dropped their leaves. This is a fine tree to live with.

Quercus shumardii - Shumard Oak
Quercus shumardii - Shumard Oak

Resembling the Scarlet Oak or Pin Oak in form, this is another pleasing landscape selection. While it often grows in the wild near streams and water bodies (but in well-drained soils), it is rather drought tolerant as well.

Quercus suber - Cork Oak
Quercus suber - Cork Oak

This stoic, rugged oak has been utilized and cherished by humans for a long time- as implied by it's name, Cork Oak has been a valuable resource for many years. Ornamentally, its unique form with coarse, craggy bark and tough, leathery leaves make it a wonderful choice for a specimen and shade tree, where space permits.

Rhamnus purshiana - Cascara Sagrada
Rhamnus purshiana - Cascara Sagrada

A good wildlife plant, this plants' berries (decorative yellow or red before turning black) are eaten by grosbeaks, woodpeckers, jays, robins and tanagers. Insect-eating species are also attracted to Cascara; kinglets, bushtits, chickadees, and nuthatches. Leaves are used by the swallowtail and other butterflies. Bears, foxes and raccoons enjoy the fruit, too!

Ribes aureum - Golden Currant
Ribes aureum - Golden Currant

Less commonly used than the red-flowering Currant, the Clove Currant is also a pleasing ornamental plant. Two-inch racemes of spicy-scented golden yellow flowers can brighten a mixed border or woodland. The black fruits feed wildlife and punctuate with the red to purple fall foliage.

Ribes lacustre - Prickly Currant, Swamp Gooseberry
Ribes lacustre - Prickly Currant, Swamp Gooseberry

Prickly Currant is a native shrub, found across much of the northern US In sunlit areas this currant grows erect, but in shade the branches may trail on the ground. 

Ribes nevadense - Sierra Currant, Mountain Pink Currant
Ribes nevadense - Sierra Currant, Mountain Pink Currant

Sierra Currant is a cheerful plant desirable for its clusters of pink and white flowers hanging below its branchlets. A nice woodland choice, it is also useful in the shrub border.

Ribes sanguineum - Red Flowering Currant
Ribes sanguineum - Red Flowering Currant

Many gardeners who love this plant do not realize it is a native, found in our Pacific Northwest forest. While Red-flowering Currant survives under less than desirable conditions, its real beauty comes when it is nurtured with ample water and good soil. The blue-black fruits are appreciated by the birds.

Rosa nutkana - Nootka Rose
Rosa nutkana - Nootka Rose

If you have a spare corner, or better, a place for a thicket, consider the Nootka Rose. Bloom is charming and the fruits, or hips, add color to the fall and winter landscape. Essential in a wildlife garden that has room for them, they are useful on restoration projects.

Rosa pisocarpa - Clustered Rose
Rosa pisocarpa - Clustered Rose

Usually found on stream banks or wetland edges, the Clustered Rose is the daintiest of our native roses. Sometimes wispy and delicate, it can form thickets, too. Try this in as understory, where it will get occasional water.

Rosa rugosa - Hedgehog Rose, Sea Tomato
Rosa rugosa - Hedgehog Rose, Sea Tomato

Much heavier in texture than our native species, this exotic rose's robust leaves are somewhat leathery, deep green, and slightly curled. Where there is room for it, it is a useful choice, and widely admired for its attractive blooms and orange-red autumn hips, an inch or more in diameter.

Rosa woodsii - Woods Rose
Rosa woodsii - Woods Rose

Pretty blossoms in May to July and the red hips that follow are cheerful and bright. It naturally grows in moist woods and along stream banks in the mountains, so a lightly shaded site that has some regular water is preferred. Like other native roses, it provides excellent wildlife habitat. Try this in a corner or along a border.

Rubus parviflorus - Thimbleberry
Rubus parviflorus - Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry is one of those plants that contribute to the overall 'feel' of Oregon's woodlands. Big maple-like leaves are soft and downy, inviting to touch. Good soil-binding characteristic adds to its value for erosion control or disturbed sites. The large soft berries are eaten by jays, quail, finches, wrens and bushtits.

Salix Flame - Flame Willow
Salix Flame - Flame Willow

Use this willow to add bright color to the winter landscape; it's ideal with Redtwig Dogwood. All willows are among the best of wildlife plants. They provide cover and shelter for birds and small mammals, and for fish, too, if planted near water. Many butterflies sip the nectar and use the leaves for their larvae. 

Salix 'Green Lakes' - Green Lakes Willow
Salix 'Green Lakes' - Green Lakes Willow

This gorgeous green willow is a species that we collected in the Three Sisters Wilderness on the north side of broken top at elevations around 7,000 feet, where it formed in clumps about 4 feet tall with lush, dark green stems. Ornamental buds in the spring. Excellent for placing along streams and water features when you want to maintain the view.

Sambucus mexicana (S. caerulea) - Blue Elderberry
Sambucus mexicana (S. caerulea) - Blue Elderberry

It has been determined that the Elderberry of this region is more properly designated mexicana, so that is the name we will use. Whatever it is called, this is a great plant! Use this handsome plant in the wild garden, where its spectacular displays of flower and fruit can be enjoyed.

Sophora japonica - Pagoda Tree
Sophora japonica - Pagoda Tree

The Pagoda Tree is a handsome shade or street tree, with good shape and compound leaves that cast a light shadow. It is tolerant of urban conditions, does well in summer heat, and withstands drought once it's established. Lovely in bloom, the boasts flowers from July to August large panicles of fragrant, creamy-white blossoms.

Spiraea densiflora - Subalpine Spirea
Spiraea densiflora - Subalpine Spirea

This is a good choice for the woodland garden, a mixed border, or with other subalpine plants. It is as lovely as any exotic spirea, and deserves a place in the garden. It has good soil-holding properties, and is used for riparian restoration.

Spiraea douglasii - Western Spirea
Spiraea douglasii - Western Spirea

Another stunning native, the Douglas Spirea has pink to rose flowers in three-inch conical spikes. It is suitable for the shrub border, clustered in a bed of its own or in front of conifers, essential to a woodland. Butterflies enjoy the nectar and their larvae eat the leaves.

Stewartia monadelpha - Tall Stewartia
Stewartia monadelpha - Tall Stewartia

These gorgeous deciduous trees are an excellent choice to provide year round interest with its naked, vibrant cinnamon colored bark in winter, white, saucer shaped flowers in the spring, and lush green summer foliage that turns a deep hue of red in the fall. 

 

Stewartia pseudocamellia - Japanese Stewartia
Stewartia pseudocamellia - Japanese Stewartia

Broadly upright, this deciduous tree has peeling bark showing pink, gray, reddish-brown. It blooms in mid-summer with cup-shaped, 2 1/2 inch white flowers and yellow stamens. Dark green four inch leaves and lightly serrated. Use this choice plant where its handsome form and other attributes can be seen and enjoyed.

Styrax japonica - Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonica - Japanese Snowbell

Styrax deserves wider planting; it is a lovely, light textured tree suitable for planting near a terrace or patio, on a bank or raised bed where it can be looked up into. Delightful as an understory tree, it can lighten a dark corner. Try it in a group of three underplanted with azalea or the lower-growing clethra and ferns. They lend themselves to either formal or informal garden schemes.

Sycopsis sinensis - Chinese Fighazel
Sycopsis sinensis - Chinese Fighazel

This gorgeous broadleaf evergreen grows 10 to 12 ft tall with an equal spread and is densely cloaked in leathery leaves, blooming with small yellowish flowers in late winter to early spring. Great used as an ornamental tree, in mass plantings, or an informal hedge. 

Symphoricarpos albus - Snowberry
Symphoricarpos albus - Snowberry

Soft blue-green leaves set off the small, pinkish-white, urn-shaped flowers where hummingbirds come for nectar. Plant this to offer shelter to birds and small animals, to control erosion, or to add a light texture to an informal hedge or woodland. Clusters of marble-sized white berries provide winter food when there's not much else available for birds. 

Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress

This pyramidal tree has very delicate foliage and a light appearance even though the trunk becomes large and buttressed. It tolerates lawn watering or other wet sites, and does equally well in drier, harsher situations. It adds texture to a mixed conifer border, and is lovely by a water feature.

Tilia cordata - Littleleaf Linden
Tilia cordata - Littleleaf Linden

This medium to large deciduous species has long been in cultivation- planted along avenues in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. It's formal habit, regularity and symmetry is well loved among landscapers, and the fragrant clusters of bright yellow flowers attract bees and delight the senses. 

Ulmus americana 'Princeton' - Princeton Elm
Ulmus americana 'Princeton' - Princeton Elm

This vase-shaped variety of American Elm grows quickly into an elegant, vase-shaped specimen with dense, lush foliage and vibrant yellow fall color. Highly developed resistance to Dutch Elm disease has increased this plant's cultivation and use in the landscape. A wonderful choice for your project!

Wood Chips
Wood Chips
Zelkova serrata - Sawtooth Zelkova
Zelkova serrata - Sawtooth Zelkova

This tree grows rapidly when young, not only in height and width, but also developing a sturdy trunk. Zelkova produces a dense shade in summer. This handsome tree is great for residential use, as a street tree, or in parks and other large grounds. It will even stand up to the conditions of parking lot islands.